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Automotive: Curriculum

Availability

The Automotive Technology Program is available at the following campuses:

  • Florida Parishes Campus,
  • Hammond Area Campus,
  • Behrman Site/Slidell,
  • Rayburn Correctional Center.

Program

Automotive Technology Program

Division of Technical Studies

Program Mission: The mission of the Automotive Technology program is to equip students with concepts, skills, and motivation to become successful students and eventually, competent technicians.

Divisional Dean: Dewayne Lambert, MA

Exit Points: Technical Competency Area (TCA), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD), and Associate of Applied Science (AAS).

Program Length: 2 years.

Special Comments: All Courses in the Technical Diploma/Certificate of Technical Studies/Technical Competency Area exit points must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Only one grade of “D” or higher is acceptable in general education core.

Programmatic Grade Point Average: Program requirements must be completed with a programmatic grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students who complete the Automotive Technology Program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills that are required to perform vehicle service and maintenance per manufacture recommendations.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills that are required to identify and interpret engine concerns and determine necessary action.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills that are required to identify and interpret suspension and steering concerns and determine necessary action.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills that are required to identify and interpret brake concerns and determine necessary actions.
  5. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills that are required to identify and interpret automotive heating and air conditioning concerns and determine necessary actions. 

Additional Exit Points and Electives

Additional Exit Points

CTS Engine Performance Technician 27 credits (CIP 470604)

                Complete TCA – Automotive Electrical Systems Technician and

                Complete TCA – Engine Performance & Diagnosis Technician

 

CTS Electrical Technician 27 credits (CIP 470604)

                Complete TCA – Automotive Electrical Systems Technician and

                Complete TCA – Brakes Alignments, Suspension, & Steering Technician

 

The following courses may not be substituted for the above course requirements (*required by Toyota endorsement):

Automotive Technology Program Electives

 

Course

Title

Lecture

Lab

Credit

Clock

AUTO 2991

Special Projects I

0

1

1

30

AUTO 2993

Special Projects II

0

2

2

60

AUTO 2995

Special Projects III

0

3

3

90

AUTO 2996

Special Projects IV

3

0

3

45

AUTO 2997

Special Projects IV

1

0

1

15

AUTO 2998

Practicum

0

3

3

135

AUTO 2999

Cooperative Education

0

3

3

135

Automotive Technology Program Curriculum

Automotive Technology Program Curriculum

 

Course

Title

Lecture

Lab

Credit

Clock

CSSK 1000

College Success

1

0

1

15

AUTO 1101

Introduction to Technology and Service

2

1

3

60

AUTO 1601

Basic Electrical Fundamentals

1

4

5

135

AUTO 1602

Advanced Electrical and Hybrid

1

4

5

135

TCA Automotive Electrical Systems Technician (CIP 470604)

14

345

 

AUTO 1501

Brake Systems

0

4

4

120

AUTO 1401

Suspension and Steering Systems

0

4

4

120

AUTO 1701

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

1

4

5

135

TCA Brakes Alignment, Suspension, & Steering Tech. (CIP 470604)

13

375

 

AUTO 1801

Engine Mechanical and Related Systems

1

1

2

45

AUTO 1802

Basic Engine Performance

1

2

3

105

AUTO 1803

Advanced Engine Performance

0

8

8

240

TCA Engine Performance & Diagnosis Technician (CIP 470604)

13

390

 

AUTO 1301

Manual Transmissions

0

3

3

90

AUTO 1201

Automatic Transmissions

0

4

4

129

TCA Transmissions and Power Trains Technician (CIP 470604)

7

210

TD Automotive Technician (CIP 470604)

47

1320

 

General Education Core

ENGL 1015

English Composition I

3

0

3

45

Math Elective (MATH 1015, MATH 1005, or MATH 1500 only

3

0

3

45

Natural Science Elective

3

0

3

45

Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

45

Humanities Elective

3

0

3

45

AAS Automotive Technology (CIP 470604)

60

1365

*General Education Discipline Electives located in course descriptions.